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The Lonely Tree (Part 9)

Word Count: 723

Summary: You and Bucky help Steve with his new sketchbook assignment.

Warnings: Uhhhh flirtatious Bucky Barnes… seriously brace yourselves

A/N: Section 9.5 will be out Thursday featuring the second half of the assignment and Nat! Yay!

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Originally posted by tarjeisandviks

Sketchbook Assignment 12: Now that you’ve gotten used to accurately capturing the human form, focus on interactions. At least two sketches of two people interacting in each, one in motion, one at rest. Platonic interactions only for this one, please.

“I wonder what happened to make him add that last part,” you mused with a giggle, passing the paper to Bucky who snorted when he finished reading.

“Oh, I think you know exactly what happened. Where do you want us, Steve?”

“Umm…” Steve looked up from his sketchbook absently, scanning the room quickly and offering up a helpless shrug.

“Okay, well, that’s no help. Are we in motion or at rest?” you asked.

“I vote at rest. I want to take a nap.”

“We won’t be interacting if you’re taking a nap, Bucky.”

“Sure we will. You can nap with me, or is Steve your designated nap buddy?” There was a dangerous smirk on his face now, and Steve cleared his throat in warning.

“In motion,” he said decisively. “How about a waltz, Buck? Make your parents proud, and show off those dancing lessons.”

“Don’t even pretend you didn’t have to take those too, punk,” Bucky grumbled, snatching your hand and pulling you into place. “You ready, dollface?”

“Dollface? My goodness, do I finally get to witness that famous Bucky Barnes charm?” you teased as he led you into a basic waltz.

“I think you can handle it now. I didn’t want to turn it on too early and overwhelm you.”

“That’s very kind of you,” you said with an amused smile.

“I try,” he laughed, smiling back.

“Have you convinced that one girl to go out with you yet? From your history class? Or have you moved on?” Steve questioned pointedly, interrupting the harmless flirting that was churning his stomach.

“Uhhh, no, but thank you for so kindly bringing that up.”

“Bucky Barnes is having lady troubles?” you gasped mockingly, ignoring the glare he shot you.

No,” he insisted.

“That’s what it sounds like to me. I thought you had game, Buck!”

“I do have game, thank you very much! I haven’t really been trying all that much.”

“Yeah, okay. Come on, then. Lay it on me.” You raised your eyebrows at him in a silent challenge.

“Well, that plan backfired,” Steve whispered to himself as his two best friends stared each other down.

“Are you sure you’re ready for this?”

“You’re stalling,” you said in a singsong voice.

“Fine,” Bucky said with a smirk, shifting his grip on you to pull you slightly away from him and lead you into a series of quick spins before yanking you back towards him, holding you tightly against his chest.

Still dizzy from the spinning, you reached up for his shoulders to stabilize yourself.

“Wanna get out of here, doll?” Bucky whispered, his lips brushing ever so slightly against your ear.

You shook your head with an incredulous laugh as Bucky pulled away from you, resuming the casual waltz of a few moments ago.

“Alright, fine, you’ve got game,” you admitted, and out of the corner of your eye you saw Steve shifting uncomfortably in his chair. “You could never score with me, but you’ve got game.”

“Well, then it’s a good thing I wasn’t looking to score with you,” Bucky laughed, sneaking a glance over at Steve. “Although I have to ask why exactly that would be. You have your eye on someone?”

“Hah! Like I’d tell you if I did,” you scoffed.

“I’ll have you know I’m a very trustworthy person! Isn’t that right Steve?”

“Absolutely not,” Steve mumbled absently, eyes fixed determinedly on the sketch in front of him.

“You wound me.”

“Incidentally, you are not my type. Sorry, sweetheart,” you said with an enigmatic smile.

“Oh, yeah? And what is your type exactly?” Bucky asked, catching Steve’s eye over your shoulder and winking at him.

“Steve Buscemi,” you answered promptly, breaking into a dazzling smile when you heard Steve let out a surprised laugh while Bucky scrunched up his face in confusion and disgust.

“The real Steve Buscemi or the fake Steve Buscemi?” Steve asked with a smile, looking up at you with eyes sparkling in amusement.

“Don’t ask questions you aren’t prepared to hear the answers to,” you teased.

“What am I missing here? Guys? Why are you laughing?”


Part 9.5 


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Week 8: Dots!

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This week I made my own dotted nail decals and used those to easily and quickly give my nails some dots!

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Materials used:

OPI Nail Lacquer in shade Alpine Snow

Essie Nail Lacquer in Shades a list & Muchi Muchi 

China Glaze Nail Lacquer in shade Reggae to Riches

L.A. Colours Color Craze Gel nail polish in shade Daring

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Sitcom Thursday, featuring a quote from the Simpsons! I know I just did one, but I’ve been getting caught up on the Flash’s tv show and the fact that Joe West kinda adopted Barry in that canon made me immediately go here.

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